School Board Minutes
June 14, 2010
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ON THE 14TH DAY OF JUNE, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Dan Krogstad, Mistie Caldwell, and Dave Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Morford, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Steve Williams, Kate Axlund, and Linda Mallory.
All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.
President Royer called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Royer led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the agenda with addendum.
There wasn’t any scheduled or unscheduled audience.
Architect Steve Williams updated the Board on the Creekside Elementary construction project.The 2010-11 annual budget hearing was held.
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the 2010-11 budgets. General Fund $11,397,224.55, Capital Outlay Fund $3,246,892.73, Special Education Fund $2,382,903.28, Pension Fund $310,826, Bond Redemption Fund $329,760, QSCB Fund $181,021.50, Capital Project Fund $9,000,000, Food Service Fund $581,222.61. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Bressler. Absent: Sleep, Caldwell
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the milk and garbage bids. The milk bid was awarded to Dean’s, white 1% .208 per pint, chocolate skim .212 per pint. The garbage bid was awarded to the City of Spearfish, $1,016.50 for monthly service and $17 per 300 lbs. and $24 per 450 lbs for extra pick up.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the 2010-11 Spearfish Classified Employee Agreement.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the workers compensation $62,210, and property/liability insurance $86,973 both with ASBSD. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Bressler. Absent: Sleep, CaldwellMotion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the second reading of policy 4021AR/6244 AR concerning email retention.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the following consent agenda.
A. Approved annual dues for the Associated School Boards of South Dakota $1,912.75.
B. Approved facility use agreement with BHSU $16,575.
C. Approved administrator/supervisor contracts for 2010-11, no change from 2009-10. Dave Peters, Craig Crosswait, Keyra Comer,
Steve Morford, Jim Seyer, Tom Riedel, Dan Olson, Paul Soriano, Scott Hardesty, Doug Deppe, Karen Hahn, and Barb Graslie.
D. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following resignations:
a. Bernie Butcher, HS ESP SPED, effective May 13th, 2010
b. Mary Lapka, East Elementary Food Service, effective May 27th, 2010.
c. Trish Davis, Head Varsity Dance Coach, effective may 27th, 2010.
d. Thad Saucerman, HS Custodian, effective July 16th, 2010.
2. Consider the following teaching contracts:
a. Ashleigh Hoff, HS Special Education, 1 FTE, BS-0 = $32,000
b. Lindsay Sparks, East Elem. 3rd Grade, 1 FTE, BS-0 = $32,000
c. Michael Nekuda, MS Physical Education, .37 FTE, BS-0 = $11,840
3. Approved Christine Skoglund, extended school year teacher ($17/hr prep/planning time and $25/hr. classroom
instruction - .5 planning and 16 classroom half days.
4. Approved the following classified positions.
a. Julie Lingscheit, extended school year ESP, $12.24/hr. (not to exceed 75 hours)
b. Karen Massey, East Elementary Food Service, $9.35/hr., 5 hrs./day, 9 months.
5. Approved Sarah Heilman, Prom Co-chair, Level 2 $480.
6. Approved independent contractor agreement with Betty Donovan, School Nursing Services, $22.50/hr. 16 to 20 hours per week.
7. Approved termination of Elzbieta Kucinska, MS Custodian, effective June 30th, 2010.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed the upcoming joint conference in Sioux Falls on August 12th, 13th.
The School District was in receipt of information from the Associated School Boards organization concerning its 2011 legislative agenda - they are requesting each school board and superintendent review, discuss and take action on their 2011 Legislative Priority Survey and the 2011 Resolution Submission Form. The legislative priority survey includes several proposals in the areas of achievement and equity, local governance, school finance, taxation, personnel, unfunded mandates and federal relations, including a request for our Board's three areas of priority. Priorities listed by the School Board include Adequate Funding for K-12 education, additional funding for professional development of staff, and ending fund balance limits and penalties.
Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the May 10th, 2010 regular meeting minutes.Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the financial statement and bills.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations and reviewing communications from legal counsel pending litigation. 6:10 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 6:45 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to authorize school attorney to present last, best offer to Spearfish Education Association, and due to the time of the school year and to avoid any delays, if the Spearfish Education Association votes against ratification of the District’s last, best offer, the school attorney is authorized to issue a notice of impasse to Spearfish Education Association.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:46 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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